Roundup: All of the Christmas and Holiday Events in Walt Disney World Announced So Far

Over the past few weeks, in between Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge news, Disney has made announcements about Christmas and holiday happenings in all four Disney World parks and Disney Springs. We’ve collected all the updates for you here to ease your holiday travel planning.

Holiday Happenings in Disney World in 2019 ©Disney

Grab your calendars and start planning!

Christmas and Holiday Events in the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom will be home to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for 23 nights, starting on November 8. And, this year the party will feature a brand new fireworks show, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks. Learn more about the new fireworks show here.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show ©Disney

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place 7 p.m. – midnight on the following nights:

  • November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 and 24
  • December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 and 22

Tickets are on sale now, visit the Disney World website or call (407) 939-5277 to learn more or purchase your tickets.

Cinderella Castle at Christmas

A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show is returning for the season as well. During this show Queen Elsa will magically transform Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

Christmas and Holiday Events in Epcot

The first few celebrity narrators have been announced for the popular Candlelight Processional in Epcot. In addition, Candlelight Processional Dining Package information has been released including pricing. The Dining Package is the only way to guarantee seating at the Candlelight Processional. Dining packages go on sale July 3, 2019. See the narrators announced so far, and learn more about the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages here.

Candleight Processional

Epcot will be home to the Epcot Festival of the Holidays with Holiday Kitchens (food booths) dotted around World Showcase serving holiday favorites and treats. Epcot Festival of the Holidays runs November 29, 2019, through December 30, 2019.

The World Showcase will be decorated, special entertainment will be on hand, themed merchandise will be offered, and costumed storytellers from the 11 World Showcase nations will be sharing holiday tales. Be sure to look for Santa and Mrs. Claus in the American Adventure pavilion.

Father Christmas in UK Pavilion

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt returns for the kids, and kids at heart. Search World Showcase locations looking for the two troublesome chipmunks and their ornaments. Completed maps are returned for a special festive surprise, courtesy of the chipmunk duo.

Christmas and Holiday Events in Hollywood Studios

In Hollywood Studios you can enjoy the return of “snow” and the Sunset Seasons Greetings show on Sunset Boulevard and “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at the Chinese Theatre. But that isn’t all…

Sunset Seasons Greetings from Hollywood Studios

You’ll be able to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this holiday season as well! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in Hollywood Studios on August 29.

Lastly, as a curtain-closer, Olaf will be delivering a special holiday finale in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along along with other experiences.

Exact dates for the return of the Flurry of Fun activities, Sunset Seasons Greetings, and “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” have not been announced. We will keep you posted on future announcements and dates.

Christmas and Holiday Events in the Animal Kingdom

For the first time ever in Animal Kingdom there will be new holiday entertainment and holiday decor in every land in the park. Beginning November 8, 2019, you’ll find yourself in a celebration of winter in Discovery Island. During the day, stylized, life-sized animal puppets mingle with villagers who make the island their home. In the evenings, rooftop luminaries in animal shapes and bird lanterns throughout Discovery Island will bring a holiday glow to the village. Learn more about the new holiday decor and events here!

Animal Kingdom Holiday Concept Art ©Disney

As the sun sets, the Tree of Life will awaken with a series of wintry tales emerging from within, backed by a holiday musical score. Between “awakening moments”, the Tree of Life will shimmer and sparkle throughout the night.

Further details on holiday events and decor in the park’s other lands are promised. We will keep you posted on future announcements.

Christmas and Holiday Events in Disney Springs

The holidays will kick off in Disney Springs on November 8 and run through January 5, 2020. You’ll find live entertainments such as toy soldier stilt-walkers, carolers, and living statues around the entertainment and shopping complex in addition to the return of the Christmas Tree Trail. Read about last year’s Christmas Tree Trail here.

Minnie and Mickey Tree

At Santa’s Chalet, Santa Claus welcomes guests. But, from December 25 to 31, Santa Goofy takes over after Santa returns to the North Pole.

Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt makes a return this year. Discover where the mischievous Experiment 626 is hiding around Disney Springs this holiday season!

That’s the complete list of holiday events in Disney World so far. Be sure to follow us for the latest news and updates.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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